otipêyimisiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk: Métis In Space
Live Show at McGill
Molly Swain and Chelsea Vowel land their spaceship at McGill for a live show of their podcast Métis in Space. In their own words, Molly and Chelsea are "unapologetically Indigenous, unabashedly female & unblinkingly nerdy". Their podcast aims to review a sci-fi movie or television episode featuring Indigenous people, tropes and themes from a decolonial perspective. They will be screening an episode of a classic science fiction show giving some insightful commentary and opening the floor up for a discussion with the audience which will be recorded and released as a future episode.
Movie munchies will be provided!
This event is free and open to the public but has limited space: RSVPs should be sent to indigenous.studies [at] mcgill.ca
About the Hosts:
Molly Swain is Métis from Calgary, living in amiskwaciwâskahikan and studying in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. She is a member of the Student Worker Action Group (SWAG), and tries to spread the joys of anarky wherever she goes. Her favourite science fiction is Star Trek: The Original Series, much to the chagrin of her family, who have resigned themselves to the fact that she's "a huge nerd." Follow her on Twitter @otipemsiw.
Chelsea Vowel is Métis from the Plains Cree and Michif speaking community of Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta. Capable of transforming into a pigeon, but vaguely embarrassed to do so, she holds a BEd and an LLB and is developing Cree language curricula at the University of Alberta. Her favourite Science Fiction is all the movies yet to be adapted from Octavia Butler's work. Also, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Follow her on Twitter @apihtawikosisan and check out her blog. Chelsea will also be presenting a lecture entitled "Betraying Reconciliation: Indigenization or Pacification?" for SSMU Indigenous Affairs on February 20th and presenting her national best-seller "Indigenous Writes" at Books That Matter on February 21st.